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National Careers Week 2023: Get on track to achieve your potential


Category: Degree apprenticeships

3 March 2023

Despite the exciting experience of choosing your career path or method of study, if you’re at a crossroads about your future learning and career, there are plenty of different learning options to choose from to suit your individual needs as a learner.

Whether you opt for the enriching flexibility of distance learning, the hands-on and work-based approach of apprenticeship, or the traditional immersed experience of on-campus learning, there’s something for every learner here at ARU.

By exploring these options, you’ll arm yourself with everything you need to choose the next step on your path to your dream career. If you’re unsure which path to pick, National Careers Week is your one-stop solution to help you decide.

What is National Careers Week?

From 6-11 March 2023, National Careers Week provides young people with the chance to explore free resources relating to various educational settings including schools, colleges, universities and alternative learning environments.

If you’re a young person wondering where to go next, you can use National Careers Week 2023 as a starting point to research the array of potential paths into your dream career.

NCW provides a wealth of information and resources for you to browse, download and print at your leisure to inform and help you to decide how you progress once your college education is over.

You can sign up to the 2023 virtual careers fair to interact with over 100 exhibitors, and explore the resources available to you. NCW has also partnered with NatWest to help build career confidence in young people in order to improve their employability prospects in the future.

Some examples of the resources available to you are the High Performance Podcast featuring some of the most inspirational entrepreneurs, athletes and leaders from all around the world; information on career opportunities in the NHS; an insight from IMI Autocity to explore careers relating to the motor industry.

There are endless opportunities to explore, with options you may have never considered. By gathering information relating to your passions and interests, you can get prepared for any application processes, interviews or portfolios you may need to put together in advance of choosing your preferred path.

Which options are available to me at ARU?

Here at ARU, we understand that everyone’s academic journey is very different, and so we offer our own selection of supportive and inclusive learning environments  to help amplify your future.

Looking for flexible learning?

If you’re looking to pack your day with more than your studies, then distance learning might be for you.

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are ideal for studying around any other daily activities you may have including family commitments and your existing paid employment.

The courses are designed to be fully flexible and studied at any time so you can maximise the time you have on your biggest priorities. If you have commitments throughout the day, your distance learning course can be studied in the evening, during weekends, or whenever else you have time to spare!

This may be a good option if you are keen to get some industry experience alongside furthering your academic knowledge, or need some flexibility to study when you can.

Our online chat team is always available to answer your questions and queries, or alternatively you can email [email protected].

Want to gain industry experience while studying?

If you want to earn a competitive salary, gain industry experience, but also want to learn the extra skills involved in academic study, why not combine both worlds with a degree apprenticeship?

Degree apprenticeships are a naturally more hands-on, work-based experience, so if you fancy getting stuck in, see what our apprentices have to say about their experience of apprenticeships at ARU.

As the leading provider of degree apprenticeships in the East of England, ARU is committed to helping you develop the skills and knowledge towards a university qualification, while your tuition fees are covered by Government funding. This means you can gain valuable workplace experience while gaining the academic qualifications to help you boost and develop your career.

Eager for a university experience on a campus?

If you are keen to experience campus learning, come and study with us for a well-rounded experience at ARU. Take advantage of access to study abroad opportunities, clubs and societies, and world class facilities.

If you think a traditional campus-based academic experience is for you, take a look at our wide range of courses to suit every aspiration.

You can also attend an Open Day to explore the campus, and the wide range of services at your disposal as an ARU student. Speak to other students about their experiences on their course, and ask questions.

If you’re a careers advisor looking to support students in schools and colleges, you can contact our schools and colleges team for advice on campus learning opportunities and apprenticeships.

However your future career prospects are looking, ARU is filled to the brim with resources to help set you on the right track to success. Whether you opt for campus-based learning, an apprenticeship, or distance learning, we can help you find the right path for you during this National Careers Week.


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